hail storm News

7th Circuit: Appraisal Should Have Ended Dispute Over Roof Replacement

When managers of the Villas at Winding Ridge in Indianapolis asked a contractor to assess the condition of the 33 roofs in the condominium complex, they learned that a hailstorm the year before had damaged soft metal parts, fascia and …

Juror Witnesses Firsthand What the Hail is Going on in Texas

Alejandro Stolarski is a United States citizen who emigrated from Mexico. Stolarski resides in Dallas County. Like hundreds of other Dallas County residents each week, Stolarski received a notice in the mail for jury duty. But unlike most Dallas County …

Millions in New Roofing Permits in Hutchinson, Kansas

A hailstorm that pummeled Hutchinson in July has meant a lot of new roofs in the Kansas city. The city says it’s issued $4.4 million in new roofing permits since the July 23 hailstorm. The total was helped last week …

Severe Hailstorms Strike Germany in Late July: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, after a prolonged period of above average temperatures in Central Europe, several severe hail events were triggered on the 27th and 28th of July, ahead of a low pressure system named Andreas. On …

Montana Governor Seeks Federal Assistance for Hail Damage

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has requested a national disaster designation for agriculture damage from a hail storm in Gallatin County this month. Bullock sent the request to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, saying the Aug. 1 storm caused at least …

Aon: Severe Weather Insured Losses Near $2B in June

Insured losses due to catastrophic weather events near $2 billion in June, according to Aon Benfield’s latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews natural disaster perils worldwide. Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm’s catastrophe model development center, …

Hail Storm Depletes St. Louis Rental Fleet

Last weekend’s hail storm damaged thousands of vehicles in the St. Louis area, but good luck trying to find a rental. That’s because car rental companies are scrambling to fix or replace their own fleets. Hail as big as softballs …